Congressional candidates to speak in Seneca

Two candidates for Congressional seats are among the speakers planned for this Saturday’s convention of Oconee County Democrats.  The event will take place at 9:30 a-m at the Gignilliat Community Center.  The convention will hear Hosea Cleveland, a Seneca businessman, who seeks the Third District seat now held by Republican Jeff Duncan.  Chris Fedalei, a 26-year old resident of Spartanburg, […]

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Long Creek receives a Little Free Library

The Oconee Friends of the Library dedicated a Little Free Library Saturday afternoon at the Backwoods Visitors Center and Community Shoppe in Long Creek.  Built by West Oak High School students Patrick Woody and Dylan Driver, under the guidance of their teacher ,Andy Jacobs,  the Little Free Library is attached to the front of the building under the overhang.  It’s the third Little Free Library […]

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Burglars raid Dollar General Stores

Burglars struck three Dollar General stores in Oconee County.  The Sheriff’s Office is investigating Friday night burglaries at the Dollar General Stores on the Wells Highway and the Shiloh Road near Seneca.  The third burglary took place at Fair Play near SC 59 and 243.  In each instance, the burglaries were discovered by employees arriving for work.  Undisclosed amounts of […]

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Donna Grant

Seneca – Donna Renee Grant, 50, of 283 Friendship Road, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Drug arrests lead to allegations of contraband at jail

Two arrests alleging drug law violations led to additional charges once Oconee deputies transported the accused to the county jail.  After a report Friday of a disturbance at a mobile home park, deputies arrested, Kevin Wayne Maler, and served an “Operation Ice Chizel” arrest warrant charging the 49-year old man with distribution of meth.  Additional warrants charging Maler with distribution […]

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Former hospital lawyer surrenders to police

The police in Seneca say a former lawyer for the Oconee Medical Center turned herself in yesterday and was charged with failure to report the exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  The police identify the former hospital lawyer as Lisabeth “Kirk” Rogers and say she was the conservator and guardian over the owner of a home at 1013 S. Walnut Street […]

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Gregory Grant

Seneca – Gregory Scott Grant, 53, of 283 Friendship Valley Road, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his residence.  A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park.  Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Blackwell: “We are not eliminated” (Michelin)

Richard Blackwell does not completely rule out the chance that Michelin might, in fact, commit to an Oconee County investment.  When the decision was made last month that there would not be a second extension of Michelin’s option to buy Golden Corner Commerce Park property, the prospects for a large distribution center in the Fair Play area seemed dead.  But […]

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West Union appoints new police chief

West Union Town Council has selected a Westminster policeman as the town’s new chief of police.  The new chief is Charles Sanders, a Westminster policeman since 2009.  Mayor Linda Oliver said Sanders will take the oath office at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, March 22 at Town Hall.  Oliver invites the public to attend and take advantage of a chance to […]

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